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City of St.Albert

Completed Projects

St. Albert has a strong Smart City foundation. A variety of Smart City initiatives have been completed by the City, including the following:

  • Entered a submission to the Smart Cities Challenge
  • Completion of a unique and comprehensive Smart City Master Plan, to guide the community's growth as a Smart City
  • Multiple projects with academic institutions, such as the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), to conduct applied research for the City or tests in the community
  • Installation of a real-time air quality monitoring station, providing the community with reliable environmental data over time
  • Electric transit buses and electric vehicle charger stations for public use
  • Founding, along with other leaders in the public and private sectors, the Alberta Smart City Alliance
  • Launch of numerous digital services, within the City's e-services website (e-bills, facility bookings, license renewals, property information, program registrations, etc.)
  • Collaborated with the Alberta technology company SensorUp on the Smart City Resident Sensor Pilot 

  • Unique St. Albert Live YouTube channel, to promote both St. Albert and emerging and established artists in a dynamic way
  • Technology and digital literacy programs, offered through the St. Albert Public Library
  • Use of dynamic geographic information systems and spatial applications
  • Offering of energy audit kits for homeowners to conduct DIY energy evaluations 
  • Administration of an Online census to support quick and efficient enumeration across St. Albert
  • Remote vehicle tracking and fleet management to track and assess vehicles in real time
  • Digital public engagement efforts, including direct feedback systems, social media updates, digital budget and survey tools , and more
  • Dynamic interfaces, such as interactive maps of capital projects
  • Integration of mobile technology into municipal operations, such as building inspection using portable devices with instant access to permit and property files
  • E-governance systems (e-town halls, webcasted meetings, digital public engagement, digital records and Council agenda management, etc.)
  • Sensors on utility infrastructure, to provide important condition data directly to operators
  • Free wireless internet access in community facilities and spaces, with more locations under review
  • QR codes on cultural assets, for virtual tours and digital storytelling
  • Centralized traffic controls / intersection management, to improve traffic movements and efficiency (with expansion of systems pending)
  • “Spruce It Up” community app, for convenient and remote issue reporting
  • Centralized facility and lighting controls, to support operational efficiency, with the addition of real-time monitoring features over time
  • “NextBus” transit app, for real-time trip planning
  • “StATracker” performance dashboard, providing users with transparent and important information on the City's performance
  • Radio frequency (RFID) tags on residential refuse bins, to record collection information
  • Facility virtual tours (such as for Servus Credit Union Place), to provide a first-person perspective on City facilities
  • Provision of a computer aided dispatch service to Fire Services that supports better communication and access to site data en route to a call 

  • New solar panels on municipal facilities, such as the Transit garage, to generate clean power for the City's new electric bus fleet

  • Road Weather Information Stations, that would support more efficient application of winter salt and sand - only to road surfaces requiring it

Smart City Project Map

For a visual representation of some of the above projects, visit St. Albert's Smart City Project Map

More Information

For more information on St. Albert's Smart City efforts or Master Plan, please contact us.

Last edited: September 7, 2018

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